Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1941-06-29 (80 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Kita, Tokyo, Japan
109 Movies · 2 TV shows
Also Known As: 倍賞千恵子 · Baisho Chieko · 倍賞 千恵子 · Baishō Chieko · Chieko Baishō · Chieko Baishô · Baishô Chieko · Baishou Chieko · Chieko Baishou · 倍赏千惠子 · 바이쇼 치에코
Chieko Baisho (倍賞 千恵子, Baishō Chieko, born June 29, 1941) is a Japanese actress and singer.In Japan, she is well known for her performance as Sakura in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series from 1969 until 1995. In addition, she has acted in many films directed by Yōji Yamada since the 1960s. She won the award for best actress at the 5th Hochi Film Award for A Distant Cry from Spring.
Movies & TV shows
Set in the near future, Rina lives a wandering life and she meets Ema. Ema becomes a mentor for Rina and Rina begins to work for Ema. Her job is called body works, which is to plasticize dead bodies f...
461 Days of Bento: A Promise Between Father and Son
Kazuki Suzumoto has a son who is 15 years old. Kouki is at a vulnerable time. The father feels bad for his son. He fails his high school entrance exam. Kouki barely passed his high school entrance exa...
Only the Cat Knows
Masaru and Yukiko have been married 44 years. They have three children who live independently from them. Masaru and Yukiko enjoy their peaceful days, but, one day, Yukiko tells her daughter Naoko that...
Weathering with You
Tokyo is currently experiencing rain showers that seem to disrupt the usual pace of everyone living there to no end. The runaway high school student, who struggles to financially support himself, ends...
Tora-san, Wish You Were Here
The 50th film in Tora-san series, using the old footages and newly shot scenes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series. The adult Mitsuo, Tora-san’s nephew, who runs into Izumi, his first love...
The Little House
After Taki's death, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovered several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady had recorded her memories. The truth about her youth working as a housema...
A young Chinese Go board game player arrives in Japan for training. He doesn't speak Japanese and becomes embarrassed living there. By dropping his Go stones, he happens to meet an old Japanese woman ...
The Yellow Handkerchief
Set in Hokkaido, revolving around an ex-convict named Shima Yusaku who has just been released from prison. Along with two young strangers, he sets out on a journey back to where his wife is, unsure of...
Kabei: Our Mother
The peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up h...
The Hidden Blade
A young samurai leaves his home in 19th century Japan to start a new life after falling in love with a farm girl. When he is ordered to kill a traitor, he has to consider his new life.
Howl's Moving Castle
When a shy young woman is cursed with an old body by a witch, her only chance of breaking the spell is with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle....
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The Summer Promise
She wants to become an actress in the city far away from her home. During autumn salmon fishing, I lost my husband and tried to escape from my mother who had a hard time raising one woman. One day, a ...
The Rainbow Seeker
A young man fails his company entrance exams and leaves home to work at a run-down cinema in Tokushima, whose owner lives to bring entertaining films to the residents of his small town.
After failing to find a job, Mitsuo becomes a fisherman on a small island and develops a crush on a young nurse there. Tora-san was dispatched to bring Mitsuo back home and fell in love with a woman v...
When Izumi can't stand seeing her mother flirt with other men, she leaves home. She sends a letter to Mitsuo and Mitsuo goes looking for her. But Izumi unexpectedly meets Tora-san.
Tora-san Takes a Vacation
Mitsuo goes to Nagoya to visit Izumi, whose father left Izumi’s sad, bar hostess mother for another woman, so together they decide to confront him in Oita. Meanwhile, Izumi’s mother befriends Tora-san...
Tora-san Plays Daddy
A playboy-gambler friend of Tora-san dies and his mother abandons his little boy. Tora-san and the cosmetics saleslady became a surrogate family after searching for the boy's mother.
Tora-san Goes North
In rural Hokkaido, Tora-san helps a cantankerous old vet (Mifune) in his relationships with his daughter and a woman he is secretly interested in.
Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies
The environment and the movie stars at a Japanese film studio in the early '30s are recreated in this drama that looks back on a distinctive period in cinematic history. A fictional director Ogata dis...
Women Who Do Not Divorce
Keiichi is a weather man. He got involved with two married women. Both want to divorce but are stuck in meaningless marriages. Keiichi witnessed passions boil to an unforgiving climax while being unde...
Lost in the Wilderness
Naomi Uemura went missing in Alaska. The first Japanese expedition reached the summit of Mt Everest. He was the first man to reach the North Pole. After spending time in Siorapaluk, Uemura returns to ...
Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy
During his travels, Tora-san comes across a traditional theater he used to visit, and discovers that one of his old friends has died. A friend's daughter becomes romantically involved with an aspiring...
Tora-san, the Go-Between
In Nagasaki, Tora-san and an acquaintance help an old woman who has fallen and injured herself. She invites them to her home where the three share a night of eating and drinking. The old woman's healt...
Tora-san's Island Encounter
Akemi, Tora-san's family's neighbor, ran away from her husband, who was only interested in work. Tora-san tries to bring her back to her home. He encounters a school-reunion group who are traveling to...
Marriage Counselor Tora-san
In Shibamata, Tokyo, Tora-san's family prepares for a wedding. Meanwhile, the traveling Tora-san meets an old acqaintance in Iwate Province. Tora-san refuses to drink with him, afraid that the acquain...
Tora-san's Forbidden Love
A hard-working salaryman abruptly disappears while Tora-san is at his home. When the man's wife asks Tora-san to help find him, he falls in love with her, and secretly hopes the husband won't be found...
Karate Cop 2
An apple seed left at the scene of a bank robbery holds the answer to the robbers' location.
Tora-san Goes Religious?
Tora-san went to his brother-in-law's hometown to attend a memorial service for his father. Tora-san wore the priest's robe to deliver the memorial speech, much to his family's surprise. Thinking he's...
Tora-san's Song of Love
Tora-san returned to his family home to find out that his brother-in-law couldn't attend the athletic event. Tora-san got into an argument with his brother-in-law's boss. A popular enka singer is the ...
Tora-san, the Expert
Tora-san gets into an argument with his uncle. He met a young woman named Keiko and a shy zoologist named Sabur in Kyushu and tried to find a match for them when they returned to Tokyo.
Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san
In Kyoto, Tora-san gets drunk. The old man is a national treasure. The old man's maid fell in love with him.
A detective is investigating the case of a serial killer who killed police officers.
Tora-san's Love in Osaka
When he comes to Osaka, Tora-san falls in love with a geisha. He tells his family that he plans to marry her. The geisha informs Tora-san that she is engaged to him.
Tora-san returns to his family's home to attend an elementary school class reunion. He got drunk and embarrassed himself. He met a girl in Kyushu who fell in love with Tora-san. One of Tora-san's frie...
A Distant Cry from Spring
The quiet life of a mother and her young son living on a farm in Hokkaido is changed by the arrival of a man who ignites flames of romance in the heart of the mother and shows her boy the importance o...
Tora-san's Tropical Fever
When cabaret singer Lily writes Toraya about her illness, Tora-san rushes to Okinawa to be by her side.
Foster Daddy, Tora!
After a friend and business colleague dies, Tora-san visits the man's daughter and takes her to Tokyo so she can study for an exam.
Talk of the Town Tora-san
After a chance encounter with Hiroshi's father on a bus, Tora decided to get serious and reflect on the mortality of man. A beautiful lady starts working at Toraya and derails his plans.
Tomekichi, a young man who looks up to Tora-san, is at an inn where Tora-san is staying after an argument with his family.
Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset
On the first day of school, Tora-san found that Mitsuo was embarrassed. After a fight with his family, he goes to a bar to drink and then brings home an old man with a sad story. The geishas are Tora ...
Tora-san's Pure Love
When Tora-san's infatuation with his nephew's school teacher causes family turmoil, he leaves on his travels again. He fell in love with the teacher's mother when he came back.
This seems to be a labor of love. A village is given the chance to put on a musical. They would have to pay the overhead and be busy and not rich to question the wisdom and feasibility of such an idea...
Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again
Tora-san visits Hokkaido and is reunited with Lily. Now divorced, she plans to resume her singing career and renews her unusual relationship with Tora-san.
Tora-san, the Intellectual
A visit to the grave of a woman he met years ago inspired Tora-san to pursue an education. He falls for Toraya's new tenant when he returns to Shibamata to study.
After Hiroshi was injured in a workplace accident, Torajiro left to work as a traveling salesman and gave Sakura the money he had saved. A father and son share a drink. The man left his baby behind in...
After Torajiro's latest attempt to find a bride goes awry, he starts traveling again and runs into Utako, a widow.
Home from the Sea
On a beautiful island in Seto Inner Sea, Seichi and Minko make their living by transporting rocks to construction sites by boat. They love this piece of land and the simple life they lead. They are fo...
Tora-san's Dear Old Home
Torajiro befriends three young women on vacation while Sakura and Hiroshi struggle to save money to build a house.
My Voiceless Friends
A man who survived the war carries the will of his comrades in arms, walking across the country visiting the bereaved families.
When Tora-san returns to visit his family, he is surprised to find an arrogant professor occupying his room. The professor and Tora-san become rivals for the affection of Chiyo.
Tora-san's Shattered Romance
After watching a television report about his hometown and meeting a young woman that reminds him of his sister, Torajiro becomes homesick. A new tenant is moving into a restaurant.
Tora-san, the Good Samaritan
After a fight with his mother, Torajiro sets off to find a bride.
Tora-san's Love Call
Torajiro tried to give up his wandering ways after receiving a message from Hiroshi's father.
Oh, My Comrade!
Fukuzo, Kato and Matsuko, Kato's wife, are operating the "Kurenai Sightseeing Service" in Tokyo. Fukuzo and Kato were comrades during the war. One day Fukuzo guides Harumi, an old woman, to the Yasuku...
Tora-san, His Tender Love
As New Year's approaches, a salesman falls in love with an inn manager.
Tora-san's Grand Scheme
The plan to take his aunt and uncle on a trip to Hawaii to pay off his filial debt didn't work out. A pretty kindergarten teacher rents a room.
Where Spring Comes Late
The first EXPO in Japan took place in 1970 and the story is set there. A miner loses his job because the mine he worked in was shut down. He decided to move with his family to Hokkaido in northern Jap...
After an encounter with a dying yakuza's son and at his sister Sakura's urging, Torajiro attempts to change his vagrant lifestyle and become an honest worker with a steady job.
Tora-san's Cherished Mother
A man is looking for someone special in Kyoto.
The return of a man to Japan from Borneo creates chaos in a village.
It's Tough Being a Man
When Tora-San was thrown out of his father's house, he reconnected with his aunt, uncle and sister. Tora wreaks havoc in their lives, like getting drunk and silly at a marriage meeting and ruining Sak...
Song of Love
There is a love story between two young people in Shikoku.
A singer makes her debut. The film is a remake.
Greatest Challenge of All
After an argument with his father a son leaves his home and comes back only, as an adult, many years later just to cause them problem after problem.
Let's Have A Dream
A Japanese stage actor in Yokohama is terminally ill, and is determined to end his life, but doesn’t know to have inherited a large sum of money from Switzerland.
Our Wonderful Years
The story of a selfless mother and her family throughout the decades, from th 1920's to the 1960's.
A group of ne'er-do-wells live happily in the slums of what is now Tokyo and have a number of adventures: they get drunk and go whoring, revenge themselves on cruel landlords, animate the corpse of a ...
The Lovable Tramp
Saotome is a white-collar worker and he was neglected by his wife and children at home. He met Gen, a blue-collar worker and they became good friends.
Our Happiness Alone
Mototsugu is the younger son of Akira Sakawa, a director of an advertising agency whose mother, Nobuko, is ill with cancer of the liver. His elder brother, Ichiro, works at the Bank of Japan whose wif...
Samurai from Nowhere
Misawa Ihei is traveling with his wife, who dislikes sword fighting for prize money. The clan's chief counselor married the low-ranking Ihei to avoid becoming the clan lord's mistress. Oba Gunjuro is ...
The Image of Mother
A young man who was separated from his mother as a child searches for her in defiance of a family who ignores the poor and homeless.
The Night We Danced
Three sisters have a dance act.
Shichinin no keiji
Miyoko Sekiguchi, who works at a second-rate trading company, and car mechanic Koji Fukumoto are in love. A call girl's body was found in Toyamagahara the morning after Koji and Miyoko went out for a ...
The Sunshine Girl
A young factory worker is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life.
Sing, Young People
A story about four best friends. One of them got an offer to be a movie star.
Ballad of a Workman
A demobilized soldier becomes a day laborer with a road construction gang, and his wife goes to work to bolster their income. Their dream is to have a happy family.
Both fathers and sons are heavy drinkers. The son died in an accident at a bar. The satire focuses on why people drink alcohol.
Hadashi no hanayome
Japanese comedy film.
Glory on the Summit
A treasury official passed over for promotion and obsessed with careerism interferes in the lives of his three sons, who seek escape from his relentless pressure in the mortal danger of mountain climb...
Two sisters fall in love with the same man.